9780791419540

Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective

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    9780791419540

  • ISBN10:

    0791419541

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr

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Summary

In this book, Michael Washburn provides a psychoanalytic foundation for transpersonal psychology. Using psychoanalytic theory, Washburn explains how ego development both prepares for and creates obstacles to ego transcendence.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Introudction 1(18)
The Sources of Experience in Infancy
19(25)
The Nonegoic Core of the Psyche
20(10)
The Traditional View of the Infant's Experience
30(5)
The Nonegoic Core as a Source of the Infant's Experience
35(3)
The Nonegoic Core and the Preoedipal ``Object''
38(4)
Conclusion
42(2)
Ego Formation and the Origins of Dualism in Early Chilhdhood
44(32)
The Early Preoedipal Period
45(6)
Rapprochement, Ambivalence, and the Splitting of the Great Mother
51(3)
The Repressive Underpinnings of Object Constancy
54(13)
The Oedipus Complex and the Consolidation of Ego Dominance
67(6)
Conclusion
73(3)
Ego and Gender
76(20)
Gender Asymmetries in Preoedipal Development and Consequent Gender Disparities in Later Life
76(5)
Gender Variations in the Oedipus Complex
81(3)
Gender Differences and Superego Formation
84(2)
Narrow versus Wide Gender Differences
86(6)
Gender Differences in the Contex of Patriarchal Dualism
92(2)
Conclusion
94(2)
Ego Development and Dualism in Latency
96(27)
Psychodynamics
98(7)
Object Relations
105(4)
Ego Development
109(10)
Existential Orientation: Playful Exploration of the World
119(2)
Conclusion
121(2)
Ego Development and Dualism in Adolescence
123(33)
Psychodynamics
124(6)
Object Relations
130(12)
Ego Development
142(9)
Existential Concerns: Identity Testing and Identity Anxiety
151(3)
Conclusion
154(2)
Ego Development and Dualism in Early Adulthood
156(27)
Psychodynamics
158(3)
Object Relations
161(3)
Ego Development
164(10)
Existential Project: Earning Being and Value---The Identity Project
174(7)
Conclusion
181(2)
Midlife Transvaluation and Pathologies of The Self
183(34)
The Disillusionment of the Mental Ego
185(4)
Pathologies of the Self
189(27)
Depression
191(2)
Narcissism
193(2)
Existential Syndrome
195(9)
The Divided Self
204(2)
The Borderline Condition
206(10)
Conclusion
216(1)
The First Stage of Transcendence: The Dark Night of the Senses
217(20)
Pride Goeth Before a Fall
218(2)
The Inverse Law of Spiritual Development
220(1)
Passive Purgation
221(2)
Aridity
223(2)
Weakness of Will
225(3)
The Bitter Pill of Self-Knowledge
228(2)
On the Edge: Transition to the Dark Night of Spirit
230(3)
Emergence of the Mystery of Faith
233(2)
Conclusion
235(2)
The Spiral Path of Transcendence: Awakening, Regression, Regeneration
237(32)
Awakening: Rupture of Planes and Encounter with the Numinous
240(2)
Regression in the Service of Transcendence
242(12)
Redemptive versus Pathological Regression: On Distinguishing the Dark Night of Spirit from Psychosis
254(2)
Regeneration in Spirit
256(11)
Conclusion
267(2)
Gender and Transcendence
269(24)
Empowerment versus Withdrawal
271(5)
Jung's Conception of the Anima and Animus: A Critique
276(6)
Jung's Conception of the Anima and Animus: A Reconstruction
282(4)
God the Father and the Great Goddess
286(6)
Conclusion
292(1)
The Goal of Transcendence: Intergration
293(26)
Features of Integrated Life
294(17)
The Marriage of the Ego and the Dynamic Ground
311(4)
Integration as Goal and New Beginning
315(2)
Conclusion
317(2)
Notes 319(16)
References 335(24)
Index 359

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